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Project Manager
Ref No.: 17-00293
Location: Alpharetta, Georgia
Immediate need for a Project Manager with experience in the Financial Service Industry. This is a 5 month contract opportunity with long term potential located in Alpharetta, GA. Please review the job description below:
Job ID: 17-00293

Key Responsibilities
  • Ensure predictable, consistent, and successful project delivery.
  • Provide a holistic view of the overall project to the organization and all stakeholders.
  • Exhibit proactive behavior by engaging in project planning activities, including but not limited to: Defining the overall scope of the project.
  • Creating and maintaining a consolidated timeline/schedule highlighting the major milestones and associated dates for project activities.
  • Identifying and communicating project dependencies and impacts.
  • Putting mechanisms in place to ensure on-going control of the project (E.g., Kick off meeting, overall Project Management Approach, Communication Plan, Risk Management, Issues Management, Change Control, etc.)
  • Define project governance, outlining roles, responsibilities, decision rights and clearly defined escalation path.
  • Ensure success criteria defined upfront to promote alignment and actively manage to expected project outcomes.
  • Keep all stakeholders (internal & external) engaged in the project, aligned on expected outcomes and informed about what is occurring throughout project.
  • Proactively communicate the project’s progress on an on-going basis, ensuring transparency throughout project lifecycle. Provide leadership and key stakeholders with the information and venues to make effective, timely decisions.
  • Facilitate alignment and approach for all related Client business areas to meet One Client Objectives.
  • Knowledgeable about how the organizations work; knows how to get things done through formal channels and the informal network.
  • Understands the culture of organizations. 
Key Requirements and Technology Experience:
  • Bachelor degree in business or equivalent work experience.
  • 3-5 years of previous project management and/or relevant consulting experience.
  • Knowledge of- and demonstrated experience in project management processes and methodologies, as well as, project lifecycles.
  • Experience in banking, financial services, and/or software industries desired.
  • Experience in driving large scale change efforts.
  • Experience with matrix management of cross-functional processes and teams.
  • Possesses the following key skills/behavior.
  • Strong influencing and stakeholder management skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships and strategic partnerships with key stakeholders/customers across Client to maximize program effectiveness and influence.
  • Poised and composed interaction with all levels of the organization (within Division), including senior-level audience.
  • Ability to practically apply project management concepts to facilitate the achievement of business objectives ensuring predictable, consistent, and successful program delivery.
  • Ability to adapt to and work effectively within a variety of situations and with various individuals.
  • Proven ability to quickly earn the trust of sponsors and key stakeholders, mobilize and motivate project team, set direction and approach, resolve conflict, deliver tough messages with grace.
  • Ability to lead and influence with minimal direction from sponsor or manager.
  • Accountability & Commitment: Ability to achieve project outcomes and stakeholder satisfaction.
  • Ability to identify project obstacles and proactively mitigate risks. Escalates and resolves complex issues effectively.
  • Ability to quickly grasps complex concepts and conveys concepts in a way that is easily understood by others.
  • Ability to incorporate feedback and adjust plans or approach.
  • Ability to provide a holistic view by coordinating with and monitoring all impacted business processes from initiation to delivery.
  • Ability to explain the business rationale and benefits of change to client, including impacts to project.
  • Ability to identify, analyze and solve problems.
  • Ability to effectively and quickly solve complex problems rather than symptoms.
  • Ability to engage in project initiating activities such as identifying stakeholders, identifying project management approach, defining roles and responsibilities, etc.
  • Ability to use proven project management methods and practices to facilitate the achievement of project outcomes.
  • Ability to provide a complete view of the overall project to the organization and all stakeholders.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred, not required.
  • Experience in banking, financial services, and/or software industries desired.
  • Familiarity with Project Management tools.
Our client is a leading IT organization and we are currently interviewing to fill this and other similar contract positions. Qualified candidates should apply online for immediate consideration.